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(ġe)hātan, class 7 strong verb. 1. command; bid. 2. call; name. 3. be called. 4. vow; promise.

These spellings occur in the Old English Aerobics texts:

 singularplural
infinitivehātan ġehātan
present indicative1hāte ġehāte hātte hātað
2
3hāteð hātte hǣt
past indicative1ġehēton hēton
2
3hēt hātte heht ġehēt
present subjunctivehātan
past subjunctivehēte
imperativehāt Hātað
past participleġehāten hāten hātene

This word occurs 88 times in the Old English Aerobics Anthology. To see a list of occurrences of (ġe)hātan in a text, click a title below. Click a line- or sentence-number to see the word in context.

Beowulf

  • 68. hātan.
  • 102. hāten.
  • 1671. ġehāte. promise.
  • 1786. heht. commanded, bade.
  • 1807. Heht. commanded.
  • 1808. heht. commanded.
  • 1868. hēt. commanded, bade.
  • 1920. Hēt. commanded.
  • 2024. ġehāten. promised.
  • 2134. ġehēt. promised.
  • 2152. Hēt. commanded.
  • 2156. hēt. commanded.
  • 2190. Hēt. commanded.
  • 2337. Heht. commanded.
  • 2602. hāten. called, named.
  • 2634. ġehēton. promised.
  • 2802. Hātað. command, bid.
  • 2806. hātan. call.
  • 2812. hēt. commanded, bade.
  • 2892. Heht. commanded, bade.
  • 2937. ġehēt. promised.
  • 2989. ġehēt. promised.
  • 3095. hēt. commanded, bade.
  • 3110. Hēt. commanded, bade.

Alfred the Great's Preface

  • [3] hāte. command.
  • [2] hāteð. commands.
  • [37] heht. commanded.

Battle of Maldon

  • 2 Hēt. commanded.
  • 30 hēton. commanded.
  • 62 Hēt. commanded.
  • 74 Hēt. commanded.
  • 75 hāten. called.
  • 101 hēt. commanded.
  • 218 hāten. called, named.
  • 246 ġehāte. vow.
  • 289 ġehēt. promised.

Boethius on Fame

  • [16] hātte. is called.
  • [28] hāten. called, named.
  • [29] hātað. call.
  • [75] ġehāten. called, named.

Cynewulf and Cyneheard

  • [3] hāten. called, named.

Dream of the Rood

  • 31 hēton. commanded.
  • 95 hāte. command.

Husband's Message

  • 11 ġehātan. vow.
  • 13 hēt. commanded.
  • 20 heht. commanded.

Judith

  • 9 hēt. commanded.
  • 53 hēte. commanded.

Life of St Æthelthryth

  • [20] hēt. commanded.
  • [16] hēt. commanded.
  • [14] ġehāten. called, named.
  • [2] hātte. was called.

Ohthere and Wulfstan

Selection of Riddles

  • e12 hātan. call.
  • b8 hātte. am called.

Sermo Lupi ad Anglos

  • [61] hātte. was called.

Story of Cædmon

  • [21] heht. commanded.
  • [16] hēt. commanded.
  • [16] heht. commanded.

Wife's Lament

  • 15 Hēt. commanded.
  • 27 Heht. commanded.

William the Conqueror

  • [32] ġehāten. called, named.
  • [24] hēt. was called.
  • [11] hēt. was called.
  • [10] hēt. was called.
  • [9] hēt. was called.

Ælfric on the Book of Job

  • [4] ġehāten. called, named.

Exercises and sample sentences

  • hēt. commanded.
  • hēt. commanded.
  • gehāten. called, named.
  • hēt. commanded.
  • hēt. commanded.
  • hēt. commanded, bade.
  • hēt. commanded, bade.
  • hēt. commanded, bade.
  • hāt. command.
  • hātað. command.
  • hātte. is called.
  • hēton. commanded.
  • hātte. am called.
  • gehāten. called, named.
  • hātte. is called.
  • gehāten. called.